Here it is gang....sorry it took so long to get the Video up, I've been going through some family issues so Rocky got bumped down the priority list a bit.
Please see the previous video for all the specs on the 341" Motor, this thing really turned out stout, it feels like it wants to jump out tof the frame. I can't wait for spring! I'm gonna try to make the Pinks ALL OUT event coming up in Charlotte in April. Still got to get the 4.56 Geared 8 3/4 Mopar Posi and 11" drum brakes up under her. Thanks for watching and feel free to ask any questions you may have!!
Daihatsu Rocky V8 Powered - Streetwize Performance Drag Car Project, Clip 1 0f 3
Quick Video of my 1991 V8 Rocky. Right now it has a ~275 horse 8.:1 stock
bottom end 318 Mopar which will be converted to a 10.5:1 341 inch motor
making around 425 hp....maybe a little more.
The rear end is a Dana 35 that will be swapped to either an 8 3/4 Mopar or
an 8.8 Ford explorer posi.
As I go through it I 'll try to update the progress including some more in
depth motor build videos, fire-up and hopefully the first passes down the
It's a fun and very unique ride, it gets a lot of attention at the track.
hope you enjoy it.
68 Dart 340 4 Speed Run
My 1968 Dart after I transformed it from a slant 6 auto to a car with a
1968 340 that I built myself, 4 speed manual trans., and an 8.75, with 3:91
ratio limited slip diff. In the beginning, the first car you see pass by
is a COP! I waited a few seconds for him to get down the road a ways
before I took off. Sorry about the poor sound quality from the camera.
Daihatsu Rocky V8! - Streetwize Performance - Project 340 "The Hard Way" clip 2 of 3
Update on the Smallblock Rocky Project, Over the past several weeks I tore
down and rebuilt the stock bottom end 8:1 compression 318 in to a 10.2:1
compression 341" (5.6L) mini-stroker, I used a 6" aluminum Mopar Rod that
I got a really nice deal on along with the Keith Black KB167 piston and a
Mopar Performance 3.55" stroke crank. The combo fits nice (after some bore
relieving to clear the big fat rods!).The pistons come up about .005 in the
hole, The shortblock is now done and I should be bolting on the tweaked
Edelbrock RPM heads, M1 intake and rear sump truck pan, Then I'll be
dropping it back in and hope to fire it up (with about another 175 horsepower over the phase
1 318 shown in the first video) within a few weeks.
I'm also going to swap in a much stronger 8 3/4" mopar rear end with 4.56"
gears and put a shift kit and 3500 stall 10" converter in the tranny.
YouTube is great because I never really realized before tht although the
Daihatsu Rocky is very uncommon here in the states they are very popular
all over Europe, Asia and Australia, The engine bay is very large and
easily accomodates a Small block Ford, Chevy or this case a Mopar
engine....provided the 4x4 crossmember is cut away and you convert to a
rear wheel drive configuration.
stay tuned.... :-)